Full circle : one man's journey by air, train, boat and occasionally very sore feet around the 50,000 miles of the Pacific rim

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St. Martin's Press,
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1997.
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"Full Circl"e could be subtitled Palin's Book of Wonders. As he and his television crew undertake what may be the first-ever circumnavigation of the Pacific Rim, they prove that there is an awful lot of the world Palin hasn't seen. In this, the third and most ambitious of Michael Palin's adventures, he travels for almost a year through the eighteen countries that border the world's largest ocean. Volcanoes mark Palin's journey like stepping stones. He climbs one which has freshly erupted and is still smoking. He is forced to negotiate mountains and plunging gorges, cross glaciers and dodge icebergs. He follows great rivers like the Yangtze and the Amazon to some of the most remote places on earth, and he confronts the notorious Cape Horn and the windswept beaches of western Alaska. The people Palin meets provide a constant supply of surprises, pleasures and lessons in life. He visits a Gulag camp in Siberia with one of its few remaining survivors, talks to head-hunters in Borneo, eats maggots in Mexico and rustles camels in the deserts of Australia. He's stood up on a date in Adelaide, taken short on the banks of the Amazon, allowed to land a plane at Seattle and sing with the Pacific Fleet choir in Vladivostok. "Full Circle" is the record of a journey of several lifetimes and of the often colourful, sometimes disgusting, frequently hair-raising, once or twice hysterical but almost always beautiful world that stretches around the Pacific Ocean.
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subject_facetPacific Area -- Description and travel
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title_displayFull circle : one man's journey by air, train, boat and occasionally very sore feet around the 50,000 miles of the Pacific rim
title_fullFull circle : one man's journey by air, train, boat and occasionally very sore feet around the 50,000 miles of the Pacific rim / Michael Palin ; photographs by Basil Pao
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Palin, Michael
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